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Public consultation on scientific basis for a definition of the term 'nanomaterial'

The European Commission has requested the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) to provide advice on the essential elements of a science-based working definition of "nanomaterials" and, specifically, to identify the most appropriate metrics to define materials at nanoscale, taking into account reported size ranges and other relevant characteristics and corresponding metrics, characteristics, physico-chemical properties and thresholds.

Posted: Jul 14th, 2010

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Nanobiotechnology doctoral program in Munich

The International Doctoral Program NanoBioTechnology (IDK-NBT) is a doctoral excellence program administrated by LMU's Center for NanoScience (CeNS). It offers outstanding graduates interdisciplinary research conditions and excellent education in the highly promising field of nanobiotechnology.

Posted: Jul 14th, 2010

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Moving polymers through nanopores

The movement of long chain polymers through nanopores is a key part of many biological processes, including the transport of RNA, DNA, and proteins. New research describes an improved theoretical model for this type of motion.

Posted: Jul 14th, 2010

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Rainbow trapping in light pulses

A group of scientists at Nanjing University in China have shown how a rather wide spectrum of light -- a rainbow of radiation -- can be trapped in a single structure.

Posted: Jul 14th, 2010

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Nanotechnology-based personal care products and brands on the rise

The new report 'Can Nanotech Unlock the Fountain of Youth?', finds that the beauty industry has begun to make an aggressive foray into nanotechnology, using tiny molecular compounds to improve the performance of creams, sunscreens, shampoos and other personal-care products.

Posted: Jul 13th, 2010

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